The team from Warminster will welcome a giant walking ear to the store on Friday 30 August to raise awareness about looking after your ears.
Looking after your ears, as well as your eyes
Staff from the store will be carrying out free hearing checks as part of the awareness day, which will help to indicate whether someone has hearing loss. Store manager, Alison Edwards, will be talking about the importance of looking after your ears, as well as inviting passers-by to use the AudioPad, which carries out a hearing test using an iPad and headphones. Alison has recently qualified as an audiology assistant and is now furthering her studies at Ruskin Anglia University.
‘I’ve been at Specsavers Warminster for 20 years,’ said Alison. ‘I’ve worked mainly on the optical side, so it’s great to now be involved with audiology. We really hope our hearing day will create awareness around the importance of looking after your ears – our giant walking ear will definitely grab everyone’s attention.
‘Hearing loss can affect every aspect of a person’s life and can often be quite isolating. While most people know that it’s important to get their eyes examined regularly as part of a full health check, fewer people realise the importance of a simple hearing check.’
Running clinics across the region
Alison runs a hearing clinic every Wednesday at Specsavers in Warminster, and every Tuesday at the Specsavers store in Frome. However, if you have concerns over your hearing, you can pop into either store to have a free hearing check on any day of the week.
‘It’s quite common to experience difficulties with your hearing, especially as you get older,’ added Alison. ‘Whether you notice a change in yourself, or friends and family have pointed it out, you can pop into the store any day of the week for a free hearing check. If we suspect hearing loss, we’ll arrange a full hearing test on one of our testing days.’